Middle East studies in the News
Esposito Elected Vice President of American Academy of Religion
Georgetown University News
University professor John Esposito has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Esposito, a professor in the School of Foreign Service and founding director of the university's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, will serve three years in the organization – first as vice president in 2011, president-elect in 2012 and president in 2013.
"We in the AAR are in a unique position as specialists in religion," said Esposito, who received the AAR's Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion in 2005. "We have an increasingly important opportunity to share our scholarship and experience with policymakers and citizens, to foster a better understanding of current events and enable more informed decisions at this critical time in our history."
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